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The poor dear. And what choice did I have? I mean, I had to save the wretched creature, right? I had to! Scroll down….
Indeed. She’s so lucky you saw her potential. That seems to be your specialty, Ross – finding a grand dame, down on her luck and reviving her to her previous grandeur.
You are making the beautiful world more amazing. Thank you.
That is gorgeous. I know how much work it is to attach each one of those prisms. Another light fixture saved from the dumpster.
Our house has one extant wedding cake fixture like this, but I am quite certain it originally had more. A very similar house in our neighborhood had some originals like this until quite recently when flippers remodeled it, tossing them in favor of the current Home Depot styles. It was tragic.
Ross, I am at a loss for words to describe the care and incredible craftsmanship you bring to restoring these beautiful old fixtures and the detailed work you bestow on your beloved old house. Thanks for all the posts!
I’m curious what time period this fixture is from. I have seen these in homes circa 1900-1910 where they were described as original, but I really doubt that.
Our circa 1926 house has one similar to this, and originally had quite a few more (I can tell from the outline left on the ceilings in other rooms that match the expected diameter).
I’m sure Ross knows much more, and am interested to see what he has to say!
Wedding cake-style fixture were popular for many decades. If I saw one in a house from say, 1905, I would have no reason to think it might not be original. But…it might be from 1935!
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